Year: 1972 Source: Politics and Society, v.2, no.3, (Spring 1972), p.273-286 SIEC No: 19832598

This article discusses the accuracy of suicide rates categorized according to ethnicity & socioeconomic status. The authors assert that suicide rates are inaccurately high for African Americans while inaccurately low for Caucasians. Several political reasons are suggested & specific situations are included. The validity of the categorization of victim-precipitated homicide & the suicide of revolutionaries affiliated with the Black Panthers are discussed. (32 refs) (SC)